New Orleans Saints
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 NO 15 121 121 92 1137 12.4 9 0 0 0 2 1137 9 0 3 7
2017 NO 16 149 149 104 1245 12.0 5 0 0 0 0 1245 5 0 2 5
  Avg 15 129 129 99 1200 12.1 7 0 0 0 1 1200 7 0 3 6

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 NO 13 118 118 102 1218 11.9 8 0 0 0 2 1218 8 0 3 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 4:41pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered 11 receptions for 98 yards on 13 targets in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Thomas just missed out on his fourth 100-yard game, and he has tied a season high with three straight games without a touchdown. He'll try and re-discover the end zone in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers on Monday night.

  • Posted: 12/7/2018 2:26pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Thomas should have a favorable matchup this week against a wounded Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary and can be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/6/2018 2:03pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Thomas should receive his normal workload this week and will look to bounce back after two disappointing games. He will have a favorable matchup this week and will be a No. 1 receiver in all leagues.

  • Posted: 12/6/2018 12:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was participating during the media access portion of practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Thomas appears to be on track for the Week 14 game and may have been receiving a day off Wednesday, Dec. 5. Thomas should be a No. 1 receiver in all leagues if he plays.

  • Posted: 12/5/2018 1:58pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: It's much too early to hit the panic button on Thomas just yet. If he misses another practice or two then there will be more cause for concern. In the meantime he has the potential to be the top fantasy wide receiver this week against a porous Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass defense.

  • Posted: 11/29/2018 8:15pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught five of his eight targets for 40 yards in a 13-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: The entire New Orleans Saints offense was out of rhythm in this one, and it led to the second straight quiet outing for Thomas. Fortunately, he should be able to return to form in Week 14 against a horrendous Tampa Bay secondary that he torched for 16 catches and 180 yards earlier this year.

  • Posted: 11/29/2018 7:03am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas isn't expected to be shadowed by Dallas Cowboys CB Byron Jones, who has held opposing quarterbacks to a 67.4 passer rating when throwing at him.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was quiet last week, and the matchup isn't stellar for him this week. However, he has emerged as one of the top-flight receivers in fantasy as a WR1.

  • Posted: 11/22/2018 8:17pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught four of his six targets for 38 yards in a 31-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Drew Brees spread the ball around in this one, connecting with eight different players. You will run into these games occasionally when Brees is at the helm, but Thomas will deliver for fantasy owners more often than not.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 7:38pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered four receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was actually overshadowed by Tre'Quan Smith in this one, but Thomas still had a pretty good day that his fantasy owners can't complain about. He'll try to stay hot on Thanksgiving night against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 1:18pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered game highs with eight catches, 70 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 10 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Thomas had his second multi-score performance of the season. He has 20 grabs for 281 yards and three touchdowns on 23 targets over the past two games. No Dez Bryant, no problem as long as this guy is healthy in NOLA.

  • Posted: 11/6/2018 10:36am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has been targeted by QB Drew Brees on 29.6 percent of his passing attempts this season entering Week 10, the highest target percentage any receiver Brees has thrown to since arriving in New Orleans in 2006. Thomas has caught 88.6 percent of his targets, ranking first among receivers with at least 15 targets this season.

    Huddle Up: Thomas had been relatively quiet with only one TD and 81 receiving yards or less in his previous four games, but exploded for a season-high 211 yards and a TD on 12 receptions in Sunday's shootout win over the Rams. He's cemented himself as an elite WR1.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 7:11pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas roasted the Los Angeles Rams for 12 catches, a career-high 211 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets in Week 9. After his fourth-quarter score he was flagged for 15 yards with a flip-phone celebration with a prop hidden under the goal post, which was an ode to former WR Joe Horn.

    Huddle Up: Everyone was talking about Thomas and his celebration, which will draw a fine of at least $13,369 for the cell phone prop. He won't face a suspension, and will be just fine for Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals in another potential shootout.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 4:39pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (shoulder) was upgraded at practice Thursday, Nov. 1, getting in a full session.

    Huddle Up: This should ensure owners of the workhorse WR1 that there's nothing to be worried about. This Sunday's meeting with the Rams figures to yield plenty of points at the Superdome, which hopefully allows Thomas to return to the endzone. He's scored just one touchdown in his last five games.

  • Posted: 10/31/2018 4:30pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: More likely than not, the Saints are just electing to limit Thomas' reps and the injury shouldn't affect his status for Week 9. The workhorse WR1 could be primed for a big game opposite the undefeated Rams.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 8:24pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught five passes on six targets for 81 yards in a 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Thomas remains the top target for the Saints, but with the running game becoming more of a factor since Mark Ingram returned, he looks like more of a WR2 than the dominant WR1 he was over the first few games.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 8:14pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught seven of his nine targets for 69 yards and a touchdown, his first since Week 2, in a 24-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has cooled a bit after a hot start, but he always packs WR1 upside as the go-to target for Drew Brees.

  • Posted: 10/8/2018 8:36pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted four receptions for 74 yards on five targets in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was overshadowed by Tre'Quan Smith (3-111-2) in this one, and Cameron Meredith was also busier (5-71-0) with Ted Ginn sidelined. As such, Thomas and his fantasy owners might be disappointed that he didn't have a bigger night in a game which saw the Saints go for 43 points. Thomas will look for bigger numbers in Baltimore in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/6/2018 10:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas are tied for the league lead with 10 receptions inside the 20 - three more than any other player.

    Huddle Up: Only 21 players across the league had 10 or more catches inside the red zone last year, so the fact teammates are at that mark after four games speaks to how proficient and pass-heavy the Saints have been so far. It's also a big reason why both players rank the top their respective positions in PPR leagues. While Mark Ingram's return figures to curb how active they have been near the end zone up to this point, both players could easily hold their current spots atop the fantasy leaderboard all season long.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 8:43pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught all four of his targets for 47 yards in a 33-18 win over the New York Giants in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Thomas and the entire passing attack had an off day, but look for him to return to his WR1 ways in a home contest against the Washington Redskins in Week 5.

  • Posted: 9/28/2018 8:30pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has caught 38 of his 40 targets this year, and his 95 percent catch rate is the highest mark of any player with at least 38 catches since the NFL began tracking targets in 1992.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is currently on pace for more than 200 receptions, and while this level of production is unsustainable, he has entrenched himself as a must-start WR1 heading into a Week 4 matchup with the New York Giants.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 4:16pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas managed 10 receptions for 129 yards on 10 targets in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has been a catch machine, posting at least 10 grabs in each of his three games to date while racking up 40 targets with 398 yards and three scores. The best news of all is that Week 3 was his first game of the season without losing a fumble. He'll play his first game of 2018 outdoors when the Saints travel to meet the Giants in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 1:54pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 12 passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has recorded 28 catches in the first two weeks and should continue to receive plenty of targets moving forward. He should be a No. 1 wide receiver in all leagues next week against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Posted: 9/14/2018 12:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Thomas continues to be one of the most valuable fantasy receivers in the NFL and will be a weekly No. 1 receiver in all leagues as long as he is healthy.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 3:11pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

    Huddle Up: Thomas will be fine for Week 2 and will continue to be a focal point in the team's passing game. He should be a No. 1 wide receiver in all fantasy leagues this week.

  • Posted: 9/12/2018 3:13pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (illness) did not practice on Wednesday, Sept. 12 due to an illness.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is a little green in the gills, but he has a few days to get well before Sunday's battle with the Cleveland Browns. He opened with a gem in the Week 1 shootout with the Bucs, and he remains an obvious WR1 in all fantasy formats against the 0-0-1 Browns.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 1:54pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 16 passes for 180 yards and one touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: The Saints did a lot of passing during the game, so Thomas was called upon often during the game. He is one of Drew Brees' favorite targets and should continue to be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 6/22/2018 8:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas said he changed his diet and added muscle this offseason without changing his playing weight.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is already entrenched as a WR1, and it doesn't sound like his letting success go to his head. He's a legitimate top-five fantasy option at his position.

  • Posted: 6/12/2018 11:18am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (undisclosed) was excused from the first day of minicamp Tuesday, June 12, according to head coach Sean Payton.

    Huddle Up: It remains to be seen what the reason was for Thomas not attending, but it doesn't seem to be something to be too concerned about. Thomas remains a top-five wide receiver candidate.

  • Posted: 1/14/2018 5:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas went for seven receptions, 85 yards and two touchdowns in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: Thomas shined in the stunning playoff loss, but the Saints came up just short on a Vikings touchdown on the final play of the game. He will be back in 2018 as a legitimate WR1 in all fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 1/7/2018 5:43pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted eight receptions for 131 yards on nine targets in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 7.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was bothered by a hamstring injury practice this week, but that certainly didn't look like a problem since he turned in a season high in yardage. He'll again be an important cog in the offense next week in a difficult matchup on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.

  • Posted: 1/5/2018 1:23pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 5, and has been removed from the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Thomas had success against the Carolina Panthers during the regular season and should be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in all leagues this week.

  • Posted: 1/4/2018 1:53pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Huddle Up: Thomas should be a big part of the passing game against the Carolina Panthers and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/3/2018 2:26pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    Huddle Up: Thomas will be ready to play in the Wild Card game but probably will be limited during practice this week. He posted 157 yards and two touchdowns in his two regular season games against the Carolina Panthers this season and should be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/29/2017 4:14pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 29, but is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was able to have a solid Week 16 performance despite the injury and should receive his normal workload this week. He should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver in all leagues.

  • Posted: 12/28/2017 3:55pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was able to play in Week 16 despite the injury and appears to be on track to play this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been a solid fantasy contributor this season and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver this week.

  • Posted: 12/27/2017 2:44pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has a tremendous matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so it would be a shame for him to miss such an opportunity. He's scored three times in his last four games, averaging about 10 targets in those contests. Deploy him as a WR1 assuming he plays.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 6:42pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught four passes on five targets for 66 yards in a 23-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a spectacular line, but Thomas was dealing with a bit of a hamstring injury, and the Saints didn't throw the ball a lot as they tried to preserve their lead. Expect him to return to his WR1 status against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 8:53am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was added to the injury report this weekend, so it is not known if the injury will limit him in any way. He should still be a starting option in all leagues, but owners may want to lower their expectations.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 6:50am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) is considered 50-50 to play in Week 16's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was added to the injury report with a hamstring issue late in the week and is listed as questionable. A decision on whether or not he will be active will be made following pregame warmups. He is worth starting in fantasy lineups if he is cleared to play but if he is deactivated, expect WRs Ted Ginn Jr. and Willie Snead and RB Alvin Kamara to see additional targets this afternoon.

  • Posted: 12/23/2017 1:26pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) has been added to the Week 16 injury report because of a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Thomas will be able to play against the Atlanta Falcons. He should be a starting option if he is active for the game, but owners will need other options ready in case he is ruled out.

  • Posted: 12/20/2017 8:15pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas became the second player in NFL history -- with New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. being the other -- to register at least 90 catches in each of his first two seasons in the league after his performance in the team's Week 15 game Sunday, Dec. 17.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is set up nicely to produce much of the same in the coming years so long as Drew Brees continues lining up under center for the Saints, but as it concerns 2017, the 24-year-old is arguably playing his best football right now. In three December contests, Thomas has tallied 24 receptions for 280 yards and three touchdowns. Prior to this month, the former second-round draft pick had just two scores all season.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 6:11pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted nine receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in Week 15 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Thomas didn't show any ill effects of the eye injury he suffered last week. He wore a protective shield on his helmet and he just kept on rolling. After a couple of mediocre games in the middle of the season Thomas is starting to make up for lost time. He has at least five receptions in nine straight outings and he has visited the end zone in a season high three consecutive outings. He is a legitimate WR1 in fantasy leagues heading into Week 16 against the Falcons. He blasted Atlanta for a season-high 10 catches for 117 yards and a score in the first meeting with the Falcons on Dec. 7.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 TB 17 16 180 1
2 CLE 13 12 89 2
3 @ATL 10 10 129 0
4 @NYG 4 4 47 0
5 WAS 5 4 74 0
7 @BAL 9 7 69 1
8 @MIN 6 5 81 0
9 LAR 15 12 211 1
10 @CIN 8 8 70 2
11 PHI 4 4 92 1
12 ATL 6 4 38 0
13 @DAL 8 5 40 0
14 @TB 13 11 98 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @MIN 8 5 45 0
2 NE 10 5 89 0
3 @CAR 8 7 87 1
4 @MIA 11 8 89 1
6 DET 6 3 11 0
7 @GB 11 7 82 0
8 CHI 8 7 77 0
9 TB 11 8 65 0
10 @BUF 10 9 117 0
11 WAS 11 6 91 0
12 @LAR 8 5 52 0
13 CAR 9 5 70 1
14 @ATL 14 10 117 1
15 NYJ 11 9 93 1
16 ATL 5 4 66 0
17 @TB 8 6 94 0
P1 CAR 9 8 131 0
P2 @MIN 13 7 85 2

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 OAK 6 6 58 0
2 @NYG 5 4 56 0
3 ATL 11 7 71 1
4 @LAC 9 4 44 1
6 CAR 5 5 78 1
7 @KC 13 10 130 0
8 SEA 6 6 63 0
9 @SF 8 5 73 2
10 DEN 6 4 40 0
11 @CAR 5 5 68 0
12 LAR 10 9 108 2
13 DET 5 4 42 0
15 @ARI 10 7 52 1
16 TB 8 6 98 0
17 @ATL 14 10 156 1

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